A Mitchell man accused of stabbing another man in the arm in July will serve no time other than the five days he spent in custody after his arrest, a Davison County court ruled on Aug. 29.
Robert Ladenburger, 39, pleaded guilty to simple assault, a Class 1 misdemeanor, and was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 85 days suspended and credit for five days served.
Mitchell police responded to an East Havens Avenue residence at 10:08 p.m. on July 25, according to court documents. A woman reportedly told police that she and Ladenburger had been in a driveway when the other man pulled up behind Ladenburger's scooter, and that she went inside while the two men argued.
The woman said the man drove away after what sounded like a struggle, and Ladenburger told her he had stabbed the man. A folding pocket knife with blood on the blade was found when a search warrant was executed on Ladenburger's apartment, and Ladenburger was taken into custody.
Ladenburger was originally charged with aggravated assault, a Class 3 felony.